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Day 1: The walk begins – we are so lucky to be walk­ing in clouds & mist until passed noon. 14kms the Game ranger tells us. Beau­ti­ful scenery, lovely fynbos…only just over the moun­tain – what an evil UP and UP and UP! Surely now we are on top? Spike says “hallo” and still we are on the up-​down, up-​down and still more up-​downs.

Even­tu­ally we are all “home” and have a lovely sooth­ing bath in the nat­ural pools. Some­one (before us) has crapped on the lawn area on the side of the house/​shack we sleep in so we are sit­ting on the uneven front area. The hut is not lux­ury accom­mo­da­tion to state it mildly, but we find our spots and set­tle in for the night.

Day 2: We start off early for the next day’s 13 km and have a bril­liant walk – mostly down-​hill. Of course, now the “klip­pertjies” take their toll on already sore feet! We reach the river (with stun­ning pools) early and dive in! All inhi­bi­tions fly out the win­dow with bras, panties and undies being the offi­cial dress-​code. After some good R & R we decide to hit the EVIL UP HILL ear­lier, the sun is pump­ing and off we go.

One foot, one foot, up and rest. Then up and off again…the road is fur­ther than it looks. One has long real­ized that to trust a hiker regard­ing “how far still” is futile –all hik­ers are liars! One last VERY ERG uphill and we are on the sweet lawn of the Reserve Camp in the beau­ti­ful shade. We have an impromptu “shower” at the tap and just enjoy the calm and quiet – wait­ing for the others…We made it!

Until next time!!!

Helga de Goede

Boos­mans­bos, Heidelberg
Con­tact Details
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Hike Details
Near­est Town Hei­del­berg Max Per­sons 12
Dis­tance from Town 22km Overnight Shel­ter No offi­cial overnight shelter
Map to start of hike Brochure Click here
No of days Wildernes area, as many days as you like Trail Type Cir­cu­lar
Tips and things to do

These tips will prob­a­bly apply to many camp sites, but this is what we thought should not be forgotten

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